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Why is January Divorce Month?

As the new year begins every January, many people reflect on how to make improvements in their lives. Some may want to lose weight, exercise, and eat healthy. Others may want to stop smoking, save money, or get on a budget.

For some, the decision to end an unhappy or failing marriage becomes a priority in their life.

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What Exactly is a Substantial Change in Circumstances Regarding New Jersey Custody Modifications? 

Written By: Marissa DelMauro, Esq.

While child custody is never deemed permanent in New Jersey, it is nonetheless imperative to know prior entering into an initial Court Order with regards to child custody that a future modification to that Order requires a substantial change in circumstance to be shown by the moving party.

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How QTIP Trusts Help Blended Families Pass on Assets after Death

Written by: Joanna Adu, Esq.

For individuals who are married but have children from a prior relationship a QTIP Trust should be a point of consideration in your estate planning process. A QTIP Trust, or Qualified Terminable Interest Property Trust, is an irrevocable trust that allows you to use your assets to provide for your surviving spouse until his or her death while still preserving those assets for distribution to your children thereafter.

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Co-Parenting and Extra-Curricular Activities

One of the most stressful parts of co-parenting after a divorce is the management of a child’s extra-curricular activities considering existing visitation schedules and child custody arrangements. Trying to achieve the delicate balance between providing extra-curricular activities and not overloading a child’s schedule can become a source of contention between ex-spouses.

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